Waitrose helps start the conversation around mental health in farming

Waitrose & Partners is helping open the conversation on mental health in Britain’s agriculture sector by sponsoring a series of talks hosted by the Farming Community Network (FCN). Running from September 30th to October 18th, the “Shift Happens” will aim to promote positive mental health, as well as help members of the farming community manage difficult business and personal issues by being more open with their peers. The talks will focus on the most prominent issues that afflict the mental health of agricultural workers in the UK, which are in…

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CIPR publishes new mental health guide and webinar

The CIPR has teamed up with mental health charity, Mind, to deliver new resources – a skills guide and webinar – aimed at improving the understanding of mental health and wellbeing in public relations. The guidance – led by CIPR Health – is designed to help employers build a working environment that supports positive mental health and advises practitioners on how to take care of their mental wellbeing. The member-only half-hour webinar features health experts, professionals in health communications and those with experiences of living with a mental health condition discussing…

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Seize the Awkward Partners with Musicians Aminé, Hayley Kiyoko, Christina Perri and Lindsey Stirling to Encourage Young Adults to Start a Conversation About Mental Health

To coincide with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (September), the Ad Council’s Seize the Awkward campaign is launching a new video series starring musicians Aminé, Hayley Kiyoko, Christina Perri and Lindsey Stirling to empower teens and young adults to talk about mental health with their friends. Through an anthem spot and four personal story videos, the artists share their own personal experiences of how starting a conversation about mental health with friends has impacted their lives. Throughout September, the national public service campaign in partnership with, the American Foundation for Suicide…

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Mental health charity launched in memory of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

The family of late Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison have launched a charity, Tiny Changes in his memory. Tiny Changes, named for a line from one of Frightened Rabbit’s most beloved songs, ‘Head Rolls Off’, will honour the late musician by raising awareness of and providing support for children and young people’s mental health issues. The website for the charity mentions their objectives as: Raise awareness about children and young people’s mental health issues. Advance understanding of the root causes of mental ill health and support innovation in the design…

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Walgreens Forms Unique Collaboration with National Council for Behavioral Health and American Pharmacists Association to Offer Mental Health First Aid Training for Pharmacists and Team Members

As the most accessible health care providers in the community, and also among the most trusted, pharmacists can play an important role as part of patients’ care teams to help address the growing need for mental health resources. With today marking the beginning of Mental Health Month in the U.S., Walgreens announces a unique collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), to provide Mental Health First Aid training for certain Walgreens pharmacists and team members. Mental Health First Aid, administered by…

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